Snow Distruption and Service Updates


SNOW DISRUPTION AND SERVICE UPDATES
The cold and snowy weather has caused a lot of difficulty and disruption over the last 24 hours, so I want to make sure people had the most up to date information in terms of services and closures. I hope the below is useful!

WEATHER FORECAST ❄️ 
The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning until 10am tomorrow. Snow showers are expected to continue. You can read more here.

SCHOOLS 📚 
All Council run nurseries, primary schools and secondary schools will remain closed tomorrow (Friday 2nd March). 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT 🚌 
All credit to local bus operators who we know have been trying to run as normal a service as possible in very difficult circumstances.

- Lothian Buses have stopped their services other than the Airport 100. Everything will be reviewed at 4am tomorrow (2nd March), with no service operating until 0600 tomorrow at the earliest. More info can be found here.

- Information on rail services to and from Dalmeny Station can be found via the Scotrail website.
https://www.scotrail.co.uk

BIN COLLECTIONS 🚚
For safety reasons, the Council suspended all bin collection services and also closed the local recycling services. This disruption is likely to continue into tomorrow so please be patient if your bins are not emptied as normal.

GRITTING AND GRIT BINS 🚙
You can see a list of priority routes for the Council gritting team and the location of grit bins in your area via this link.
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/…/winter_road_and_pavement_main…

We know gritting teams were out last night and will be out again overnight tonight.

HEALTH SERVICES 🏥
NHS Lothian has taken the decision to cancel all routine, non urgent elective procedures and all hospital outpatient appointments today and tomorrow (Friday 2nd March). Emergency and urgent elective procedures will still go ahead. Urgent cancer surgery patients will be prioritised.

If you have a doctor or hospital appointment, then we would encourage you to check first with your surgery or hospital. If you cannot make your appointment then please do remember to phone and cancel.

CHECK ON YOUR NEIGHBOURS 👍
Given the bad weather is due to continue for the next couple of days, please make a point of joining us in checking in on more elderly and vulnerable neighbours - just to make sure they are okay.

As ever, if I can be of any help then please just let me know.


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